About London Tax Depots Inc
Ever go to the place that completed your taxes and find they have gone for the summer or worse gone out of business? We hate that too.
Our main focus is to ensure that there is always somebody available to provide professional advice to any question you may have.
We are very pleased to say that our clients’ demonstrate their satisfaction with our service by the number of referrals that we receive. It is our goal to ensure that word-of-mouth remains our best form of advertising.
ADMI Business Services Limited has been serving the London and South Western Ontario region since 1974. We have significant accounting and bookkeeping experience and specialize in the preparation of Tax Returns for Individuals, Small Businesses and Corporations.
Live Life Unapologetically! I suppose that would characterize me. So, let me tell you a little bit about myself, to remove the notion that people in my business are boring. I started completing tax returns back in 1994 as a part time job my girlfriend’s parents tax business to put myself through school. It was a different job than my schooling in civil engineering, but there is a certain logic in it. That girlfriend stayed around and I eventually married her in 1996 and upon completion of school, unable to get a job in civil engineering, took employment with my in-laws tax practice, where I stayed until 2008.
While with the inlaws, I completed the Canadian Securities course and started a financial services business providing investments, insurance and advice which complemented the tax portion of the business.
In 2009, I joined London Tax Depots and became a member of the Association of Tax and Accounting Professionals of Canada and in 2011, completed an equity purchase in the practice. In 2017, upon the retirement of the former owner of ADMI, (Adrian Smits) I completed the purchase of ADMI, and integrated the business as a subsidiary company of London Tax Depots. Sounds Great…pretty boring stuff right?
At 15, I completed my first student exchange to Belgium with a Vietnamese refugee, with whom I still have a deep friendship with, despite him still living in France. I backpacked around instead of attending school, which drove his parents nuts. I saw Canadian cemeteries, where our dead lay from the battles of the past, and remarked upon what a profound effect it had upon me as a young Canadian. We have a inherited a legacy greater than each of us as result of their sacrifice.
I helped found the Thames Centre Business Association in 1995, and have held various roles within the organization such as treasurer and Vice-President. I served on the board of the directors for the Stevenson Children’s Camp as Treasurer until I passed that role to my wife. It is a charity with whom our entire family has a deep relationship with. Along the way, I witnessed the birth of my daughter Jade in 1999 and my son Collin in 2002. Jade..well Jade was her school Valedictorian, graduated from secondary school with honours and is currently enrolled in the Environmental Sciences/Geology program Laurentian University. She was also a competitor on Chopped Canada Junior Edition at the age of 14. We kept Jade in sports from a very early age, synchro figure skating, soccer, baseball, curling, hockey. But her real passion was karate and ringette. She is a first degree black belt in Kempo Karate. Jade has played at a competitive level from age 12 to current. Collin…well he attends Regina Mundi Catholic school. Along the way, Collin also played hockey as THE goalie, plays football and has obtained his first degree black belt in Kempo Karate. Collin is recently joined the Reserves, with an eye on the Royal Military College upon completion of high school. My wife Danielle, she is a saint, having put up with me for as long as she has. Danielle is a CPA and currently a Director of Finance for a publically traded company. She too has completed her black belt in Kempo Karate. When she is not using me as training tool to hone her techniques, we travel. And we travel a lot. Both Danielle and I are licensed divers and our vacations always have an underwater theme attached. We are both certified BBQ judges with the Kansas City BBQ Society and we travel south in the winter just to eat BBQ. I also have my own professional BBQ Team – Juan A B Smokin’ and we compete here in Ontario and parts of the US. Danielle does not always join me on those trips, but when she does, we have fun. I also like to travel just by myself. I recently completed a month in Costa Rica by myself, just backpacking around. While there, I took up surfing and wrote a whole bunch of poetry, 3 of which have already been turned into songs and recorded and released. Danielle and I are also currently working on our pilot’s license. The world’s a pretty big place, and if you blink, you might miss it. So..live Life Unapologetically.
We are also able to draw on the knowledge of other members, if needed, to provide the best possible service to our clients. Our business and customer service objectives can be summarized as below ..thanks to the 8 Points Centre of Excellence.
Hold yourself to a high standard. To raise the quality of your reality, raise your expectations.
Refuse to listen to your own excuses. Demand integrity, commitment and persistence from yourself in all your undertakings.
Keep yourself lovingly and gratefully focused on whatever is truly important to you. Let go of any urge to be cynical, and allow your most meaningful dreams to flourish within your awareness.
Get in the habit of finding and expanding what’s best, in yourself, in others, and in each situation. Learn to see the value in moments large and small, and act to make positive use of that value.
Resist the temptation to shortchange yourself or others, or to settle for anything less than your very best. This is your unique and precious life, so give it all the respect and effort it is due.
Fill each day with richness and excellence, competence and solid, honest commitment. Keep your standards high, and seek to live such that you’ll never have any regrets.
— Ralph Marston
LESSONS GEESE CAN TEACH US….
Lesson 1 – The Importance of Achieving Goals
As each goose flaps its wings it creates an UPLIFT for the birds that follow. By flying in a ‘V’ formation the whole flock adds 71 percent extra to the flying range.
When we have a sense of community and focus, we create trust and can help each other to achieve our goals.
Lesson 2 – The Importance of Team Work
When a goose falls out of formation it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of flying alone. It quickly moves back to take advantage of the lifting power of the birds in front.
If we had as much sense as geese we would stay in formation with those headed where we want to go. We are willing to accept their help and give our help to others.
Lesson 3 – The Importance of Sharing
When a goose tires of flying up front it drops back into formation and another goose flies to the point position.
It pays to take turns doing the hard tasks. We should respect and protect each other’s unique arrangement of skills, capabilities, talents and resources.
Lesson 4 – The Importance of Empathy and Understanding
When a goose gets sick, two geese drop out of formation and follow it down to the ground to help and protect it.
If we have as much sense as geese we will stand by each other in difficult times, as well as when we are strong.